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Blackreef Pirates is a single player third-person P-RPG (Pirate Role Playing Goodness) developed by indie studio Subvert Games, focusing on a great storyline, deep tactical combat and lots of islands to discover and explore in a lively and fascinating fantasy universe.

Gather a crew to lead, develop your characters and set sail in a world where your choices really matter.

Current features

  • Unique and memorable non player characters that remember you and your actions.
  • Complex yet immediate dialogue and interaction system.
  • Fight alone or with your entire party for more tactical combat with a combination of melee, ranged and vodoo attacks.
  • Optional combat AI: select a combat style for your companions or give them direct orders...you choose.
  • Plenty of loot to use or equip.
  • Extensive ability tree
  • Arena mini-game with duels and tournaments.
  • Cloud savegames: play from desktop or mobile

Planned features

  • Trade
  • Resource harvesting
  • Craft
  • Naval battles

Supported platforms

  • PC, Mac, Linux with keyboard&mouse and console controller
  • iPad, Android tablets with touch controls.

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Of Guards and Thieves - Update 76.0 Karts, Training mode, Shooting Range map, New Gadgets, Free weekend and more.

Hi guys,
Of Guards and Thieves update 76.0 is now available.
Also OGAT is part of the Steam Summer Sales with a -40% discount and Freeweek end event until Monday June 27.

FREE WEEK END During the FREE WEEKEND every Demo/Free players the opportunity to try all the premium features during the weekend.
You'll be able to use all the maps, classes, gamemodes and map editor, enjoy ;-)

* Free Week End event will last until Monday June 27!

Here's all the changes in this update:

  • Kart veichle now available in Racing gamemode
  • Kart skins (x14)
  • New Shooting Range Map
  • In-Game Tutorial message system (available in Shooting Range map)
  • New Training gamemode (Sandbox based with Standard Classes)
  • New Cobra Gadget - Glue Bottle
  • New Shadow Gadget - Caltrop
  • New Guardian Gadget - Wooden Baton
  • New Scout Gadget - Light Baton

Training mode and Shooting Range map are available both for Early Access and Free users.

  • New Main Menu interface
  • New tooltips graphics
  • Flashligh now turns ON/OFF with "right mouse button" in all the gamemodes
  • Item pick up is now managed with the "E" button.
  • ZR team autobalance fix
  • Improved Grenades networking

Weapon/Gadgets/classes changes

  • Medic Syringe attack speed (0.3 to 0.35)
  • Knife attack speed (0.2 to 0.3)
  • Plastic knife attack speed (0.2 to 0.3)
  • (Scout) "Glue Grenade" to "Fluorescent Glue Grenade"
  • "Fluorescent Glue Grenade" Slowdown 0.3 to 0.5
  • Crowbar damage (40 to 48)
  • Crowbar attack delay: 0.35 to 0.45
  • New Weapon: Automatic Crossbow (training only)
  • New Weapon: Snipe Crossbow (training only)
  • New Weapon: Syringe Pistol (training only)
  • Zombie Fat HP: 90 to 110
  • Zombie Tank HP: 120 to 140
  • Juggernaut HP (85 to 84)
  • AZ47 weight slow down value (0.5 to 0.6)
  • AZ47 Reload speed (2.0 to 2.4)

UPDATE 76.0 Details
KARTS New Kart veichle is now available in Racing gamemode.

Kart Skins (x14)

NEW MAP: Shooting Range
Now available for Training game mode, Shooting Range map offers a new Sandabox Training experience,
with Targets, different training areas, and weapons/gadgets storage.

available both for Early Access and Free users.

Shooting Range map details

Shooting Range map overview

NEW MODE: Training
Training mode is available both for Single player and Multiplayer experience.
This mode is based on Sandbox and use the new Inventory System with interactive objects, day/night cycle and more.
available both for Early Access and Free users.

Dummy/Target for Shooting Range gamemode.
Used in Shooting Range Map, two type of target with different mechanics.
- Static/Indestructible Target (left) give the caused damage as text, useful for studying weapons and gadget mechanics.
- Destructible Target/Baloon (right) can be destroyed with a single hit, useful to create time trial and challenges.

In-Game Tutorial message system (available in Shooting Range map)
Used to explain game mechanics to new players in training mode.

New Cobra Gadget - Glue Bottle

Glue Bottle works like Scout Glue Grenade but have a little slow down power and is not visible in dark areas.

- Slow down Power: 0.4
- Duration: 11 seconds
- Weight: 0.8
- Weight Speed reduction: 0.1
-Inventory setup: x3 Glue Bottle available for Cobra
- *Not visible in dark areas

New Shadow Gadget - Caltrop

Caltrop cause slow down and damage when you step on.

- Hit Damage: 15
- Area Damage x second: 6
- Slow down Power: 0.3
- Duration: 13 seconds
- Weight: 0.6
- Wieght Speed reduction: 0.1
-Inventory setup: x3 Caltrop available for Shadow
- *Not visible in dark areas

New Guardian Gadget - Wooden Baton

Melee weapon for Guardian class.
- Weight: 1.5
- Speed Weight: 0.1
- Damage: 40
- Range: 1.7
- Attack delay: 0.40

New Scout Gadget - Light Baton

Melee weapon for Scout class.
- Weight: 1.2
- Speed Weight: 0.1
- Damage: 34
- Range: 1.7
- Attack delay: 0.35

New Buttons and Training mode available as Single Player mode.

For any bug report, feedback or suggestion use the Steam Forum.
That's all for now!

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Ludum Dare 24 is coming! Let's prepare for the first time to this epic indie battle :)

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This looks really good! Keep up the development! :)

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I hope this game is not dead... there is no news for months. =/

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cominu Creator

And we're back :D

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Cool ! :D Thank you, and good luck for the development. Do not be discouraged !

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Wow i want this! Is this also on Android it says it but i want to make sure?

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cominu Creator

The game is already working on android tablets too, so yes! :)

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Unity pro ey, with fancy real time shadows and what not. Looking good man.

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Have had my eye on your little pirate project since the beginning Cominu! You've made some amazing progress and it's really looking awesome.

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Looks fun! I love pirates!!

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